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“I feel the need. The need for speed.” If you’re of a certain generation, then you might recognize this famous quote that was said by Maverick in the film Top Gun. While I’m not a fighter pilot, I can relate to the sentiment. There are many times when I feel a need—a need for speed. I need to go faster, move faster, accomplish faster. And it really looks like something is “at stake” if I don’t. The strong feeling of “need for speed” is compelling.
I’m writing to you today from Edinburgh. We’ve just completed the kick-off weekend for the Beyond Limits Small Group Mentoring program. It’s been wonderful getting to spend time together with this group of solopreneurs and explore what is possible when we go beyond conditioned thinking, old concepts, pre-conceived ideas and connect to our deeper intelligence.
What’s possible when we play the game of business from this space?
Where are you starting from? In your day? In your work, your relationships and your creativity? Where we come from, inside ourselves, matters. It shapes everything that happens afterwards.
As we get ready to start a new year and a new decade, I’ve been reflecting on what I’m grateful for as well as what I am grateful to leave behind. In a recent conversation with a potential client, I was reminded of one thing I’m particularly grateful to leave behind: the pursuit of “special”.